Rita Ora: Being a pop star involves sacrifice
Rita Ora has opened up about the difficulties of fame insisting that being a pop star involves a lot of “sacrifice” sleepless nights.
The ‘Anywhere’ hitmaker – who first achieved chart success in 2012 when she featured on DJ Fresh’s single ‘Hot Right Now’ – acknowledges that there are many pluses to being a successful celebrity, but any aspiring singer must also realise that they are going to lose things like time with your family and a steady home life.
In an appearance on ‘Smallzy’s Celebrity Small Talk’ podcast, she said: “When you speak about things outside the dream, which is being a singer and everybody knowing your name and being all over the world, there is also a lot that comes with it. Things like sacrifice and endless nights of sleep where you don’t really sleep that much and you have to get on another plane do another show.
“You can’t really go and see your friends or go to a birthday party. You’re missing a lot of family functions because obviously you’re not there.”
The ‘Lonely Together’ singer who admitted that her line of work can get lonely, repeated her manta in those moments and remembered why she does what she does.
She added: “It’s always about remembering why you love doing what you’re doing. At times it can get lonely and in those moments you say ‘I love doing this’ and I have fans that love it so I have to do it for them.”
Rita has been working on new songs for her next album in Los Angeles and she cannot wait for her fans to her what she has recorded.
The 31-year-old pop star – who is in a relationship with ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ director Taika Waititi – said: “I’ve been recording in LA. It’s really nearly done and I think you guys are going to be very, very pleasantly surprised.”